Our new 2022-23 First U Concert Series started on Sunday, September 25th at 3:00 in the sanctuary! The concert featured extraordinary organist David Schelat performing a program spanning the centuries from Bach to contemporary, including a work composed by Mr. Schelat himself! The concert was free and open to the public.

Upcoming concert dates:

The Wister Quartet on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.  – The renowned Philadelphia-based string quartet will present a program of chamber music classics.

Free admission

The renowned string quartet will grace our sanctuary with a program of chamber music classics, including works by Mozart, Beethoven and cellist/composer Lloyd Smith. We hope you’ll plan to join us for this wonderful concert – bring a friend! Admission is free. There will be a reception after the concert in the Parish Hall.

The Wister Quartet was named to honor Frances Anne Wister, the founder of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Volunteer Committees. Since its formation in 1987, it has earned high praise from critics and audiences alike for its superb musicianship and memorable performances. It was the inaugurating ensemble of the German Society of Pennsylvania’s concert series, “Wister and More!” in 1991 and has appeared regularly on that series ever since. The Quartet has recorded for Direct-to-Tape Records; its first CD was nominated for a Grammy. It is the core ensemble of 1807 & Friends and is celebrating its 36th anniversary this season.

Please learn more about the quartet at this link.

 

The Diamond State Concert Band on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm – The Diamond State Concert Band will play a holiday program of music for our audience in the sanctuary, while also live-streaming to our membership and the Mary Campbell Center. The Mary Campbell Center provides long-term, short-term, and temporary respite care for individuals with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, intellectual disabilities, and post trauma injuries. Due to Covid restrictions, the DSCB is unable to perform their annual concert at the Center in person. First Unitarian has agreed to co-sponsor and live-stream the concert, which will benefit both our community and the Mary Campbell Center. We hope you will plan to join us in person or on-line to share in this joyful holiday celebration! The program will start at 7 p.m. and last approximately one hour. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

 

 

The First U Concert Series and other music activities are supported financially in-part by the Counterpoint Society. If you’re interested in contributing to support music at First U, please visit our donate page on the website, here